The importance of Post Occupancy Evaluation #POE #CaseStudy #Passivhaus

This post follows on from these: The 1st County Mayo House added to Passive House Database Why materials are important & embodied carbon calculations Using DesignPH as part of the Passivhaus methodology The reason that these posts (and this one) Read More …

24th International Passive House Conference Discount Code ps I’ll be there

I am pleased to announce that I will be speaking at the forthcoming 24th Passive House Conference (20th September – 8th October) and the discount code below resets the ticket price to 300€ / for members to 200€ for the Read More …

More on why materials are important #Passivhaus #PHRibbon #ClimateEmergency

I wrote previously on why building materials are important in combating the climate emergency HERE and I’m starting to get to grips with the Embodied CO2 PHPP plug-in ‘PHRibbon’ and have a few bits that I’d like to add to Read More …

New works complete on this #Thatch #Cottage #Extension – restoration of existing next #Mayo

Popped by an ongoing project for an extension to a thatched cottage in County Mayo last week (first visit in a while due to Covid & lockdown). The new works are complete and now being lived in whilst the existing Read More …

We really need to start thinking about materials… cc @the_woodlouse @TimMartelAT #ClimateEmergency

Finally I’ve got round to starting to learn & use PHRibbon by Tim Martel (a plug-in for PHPP that calculates Embodied carbon in a building). Why? Well, we really need to start thinking about materials more. The equation is really Read More …

Excellent #Passivhaus infographics on the benefits of a Passive House from @the_iPHA cc @phaireland

As a long time extoller of the Passive House standard and methodology (and a Certified European Passive House Designer/Consultant) the following infographics from the International Passive House Association are excellent and communicate the benefits of building and living in a Read More …

Tear sheet on recently completed (uncertified) Co. Mayo Passive & nZEB (certified) House now online

Following on from the publication of our recently completed new house near Castlebar, Co. Mayo in Passive House + Magazine – you can access it HERE for free; we’ve finally got round to adding the house to the PROJECTS section Read More …

Vectorworks Design Summit – POSTPONED

POSTPONED – MORE INFORMATION ON OUR COVID-19 POLICY TO FOLLOW Life is strange. After running the most successful Vectorworks training company and consultancy in the UK, and then setting up an architectural practice (still using Vectorworks) in the West of Read More …

Our double pitched triple #Mayo extension with rain-chain featured in @selfbuildire magazine…

Great to see the extensions we were architects on for Leonie & Johnny featured in Selfbuild magazine – grab a copy now! Below is the cover that you’re looking for: We featured this project in a previous post and slideshow Read More …

Heat Loss Form Factor and #Mayo #Rural #Houses

I wrote THIS POST yesterday that explained that a more ‘simpler’ form will result in a building that is less expensive to heat. I also presented a paper & poster at the Passivhaus Conference in Munich in 2018 where I Read More …